Washington, DC- Congresswoman Kay Granger (TX-12) released the following statement following the passage of the Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act:

“If we are serious about stopping the emergence of a nuclear Iran, our window for diplomacy is coming to a close. Today’s response from Congress is long overdue. It is clear that Iran’s nuclear intentions are not peaceful but meant to bully their neighbors and enemies. Iran has deceived weapons inspectors and world leaders who legitimately wanted to work toward a peaceful solution. We should use every tool to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power and stop its support of international terrorism.  Iran’s dependence on imported gasoline is among the best tools we currently have at our disposal.  This legislation begins to turn tough talk into consequences by cutting off the imported gasoline that the regime relies on.”